What is a Flue?
A flue is a pipe from a boiler to the outdoors.
Hidden flues can be deadly
Flues in voids Regulations was published on 1 January 2013, Gas Safe Registered Engineer can now classify a boiler a risk and formally advise customers not to use it until an inspection hatches have been fitted to concealed room hiding boiler flues.
Gas Safe registered engineers need to be able to see the flue as part of essential safety checks. A flue that is in poor condition, that cannot be seen by an engineer could put you and your family in danger from carbon monoxide poisoning, which can lead to death or serious injury.
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It is important that you have gas appliances serviced regularly and safety checked annually.
Take action before its too late
If you believe that your flue system on your boiler is concealed and you want it checked by a registered gas engineer, then just give me a call
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All Landlords will be legally obliged to have fitted a carbon monoxide detector for each Gas appliance in their rented properties. This will be checked by every Gas Safe Engineer who carries out a Landlords Gas Safety Inspection.
The measure is expected to take effect from October 2015, and comes with strong support after a consultation on property condition in the private rented sector.
The move will help prevent up to 26 deaths and 670 injuries a year.
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Landlords will be required by law to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties, under measures announced by Housing Minister Brandon Lewis today (11 March 2015).
England’s 46 fire and rescue authorities are expected to support private landlords in their own areas to meet their new responsibilities with the provision of free alarms, with grant funding from government.
This is part of wider government moves to ensure there are sufficient measures in place to protect public safety, while at the same time avoiding regulation which would push up rents and restrict the supply of homes, limiting choice for tenants.
As we are all aware of recent events in Corfu. Two young British children lost their lives due to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (For more Information click here). This tragic event could have been avoided, if the Boiler that caused the Carbon Monoxide was maintained with a regular Boiler Service.
We all have a duty of care to ourselves and others around us, to have any Gas Boilers Maintained and serviced at least once a year. It is also advisable to have a Carbon Monoxide Detector located in close proximity to your Boiler or any other Gas Appliance
Are you a landlord? Did you know Landlords must be able to provide their tenants with an up-to-date Landlords gas safety certificate
All landlords have a legal duty under the Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 to maintain all appliances and flues that have been provided for their tenants and to have them checked once a year. You should therefore have a Landlords Gas Safety Certificate issued by a Gas Safe Engineer once every 12 months.
By law, landlords must have all gas appliances serviced regularly, normally once a year by a Gas Safe registered engineer. The Gas Safe registered engineer will provide a Landlords gas safety certificate upon completion of the check.
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Useful Tip for Vaillant Boilers, Turbomax and Thermocompact range.
If you have a F.28 fault code showing on your boiler, this could be because, there may not be enough water pressure in the boiler. There is no mention of low water pressure under the F.28 fault code. This is normally mentioned under the F.22 fault code. Please bare this in mind, and check you`re pressure gauge is standing at 1 bar. There are many reasons why your water pressure may have dropped. It is always wise to have a Boiler service once a year.
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